Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Writer's block

A letter to one of my students

In my class there was a student who really disliked writing. A lot.
One day, I decided to give the class a story starter. I used the ones from Teach This (they're great!).
The student immediately began to write. Not just a page, but a chapter book. It was incredible.
I had tears in my eyes as I watched this student transform into a writer.
All because he had finally found what he wanted to write about.

I gave them this letter (above) as a reward for his hard work. The class also wanted to hear his story and listened intently as he read it aloud. They understood that it was a big deal for him to finish and wanted to share in his excitement.

A very proud moment.

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